It’s a lot harder then you might think. It’s right up there with seeing the future, telling time on an analog watch and doing long division in your head. All require superpowers. How would your life turn out if you were able to see what’s around the corner every time? If you were able to know what would happen to you before it did, would let that outcome happen or try to avoid it at all costs? Maybe you wouldn't have your heart broken by that certain someone you dated or find out that you’d lose your job before they told you.
I think that if we were able to see everything coming, it would be a bad thing. Yes we would be able to mold and shape our lives in such a way that we’d be living the “ideal” physical selves. I say physical selves meaning how other people see you. Lots of money, fancy car, great haircut, perfect teeth, etc. We would all be the perfect people we think we should be. The downside is that if we’re happy on the outside, we wouldn't be happy on the inside.
Things happen to us for a reason. We can’t stop it. Our lives are a series of events that shape us to who we are today. I watched Star Trek as a kid which launched me into the Science Fiction nut I am! Video games played a bigger part in my life and showed me my love for story. If you move to a new city, you can’t tell if it was a good or bad decision until you know it. So if you make that decision and it turns out that maybe it wasn't a good idea. You are forced to adapt, overcome and grow from the experience. If you can’t grow then you can’t evolve unto a better version of you. We’d all be 12 years old running around not being able to deal with the real world.
The river of your life is an ever changing thing. You sit on your raft and float down the river. Depending on the person, that raft could be a yacht, inner tube or maybe an inflatable duck. You just let the river guide you along while you try not to tip over. Sometimes you may run into the occasional twig, branch or water fowl, other times you may get the rapids, waterfalls and head hunters shooting poison darts at you.
Whatever you find on that river (and how you handle it) dictates what kind of person you are and what kind of person you’ll be when you finish it. So when you’ll sailing down your river in the sun, make sure you're prepared for anything, be sure to bring a paddle, sun screen, beer and maybe a second raft if yours hits a reef.
COOL THING OF THE WEEK!
If you've been living under a rock, then you may not have known that Sony Entertainment has revealed details on the Playstation4. IGN’s Greg Miller tells us everything we need to know. Thanks Greg! What will happen if we find a PS4 in our river? GRAB IT!